Religion Spirituality Quotes

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Mother Teresa
“I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.”
Mother Teresa

“Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does.”
Sukhraj Dhillon

J.D. Salinger
“Just because I'm choosy about what I want - in this case, enlightenment, or peace, instead of money or prestige or fame or any of those things - doesn't mean I'm not as egotistical and self-seeking as everybody else.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Amit Ray
“Be brave. Be free from philosophies, prophets and holy lies. Go deep into your feelings and explore the mystery of your body, mind and soul. You will find the truth.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Betsy Cornwell
“Those of us who embrace the feminine know its strength.”
Betsy Cornwell

“Eat healthy. Work hard. Stay strong. Worry less. Dance more. Love often. Be happy...”
Sukhraj S. Dhillon, Science, Religion & Spirituality

Meredith Russo
“Maybe secrets were part of life; maybe everyone had something they were lying to themselves about, or something they were hiding.
I looked up at the cross again and wondered if I was supposed to hear this particular sermon at this particular moment for a reason. I decided that the people who had said God didn’t love me, who said I didn’t have a place on Earth—they were wrong. God wanted me to live, and this was the only way I knew how to survive, so this was what God wanted. This was what I wanted. I had chosen to live, and it seemed like, finally, I was doing just that.”
Meredith Russo, If I Was Your Girl

Lailah Gifty Akita
“No human being should be maltreated under any circumstances. We are all wonderful creation of God. May we affectionately love one another.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Alex Kakuyo
“Whether it’s the waitress who brings steaming hot food to a table of hungry people or the janitor who keeps an office clean and free of germs, each of us have the power to deliver joy and happiness to the people around us through the work we do.”
Alex Kakuyo, Perfectly Ordinary: Buddhist Teachings for Everyday Life

Lailah Gifty Akita
“There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Anoir Ou-Chad
“Even the deepest darkness of despair dissolves when you carry the lamp of God within.”
Anoir Ou-Chad

Leo Tolstoy
“Therefore, let him who sees the sun’s whole light filling the world, refrain from blaming or despising the superstitious man, who in his own idol sees one ray of that same light. Let him not despise even the unbeliever who is blind and cannot see the sun at all.”
Leo Tolstoy, What Men Live by and Other Tales

Leo Tolstoy
“So on matters of faith,” continued the Chinaman, the student of Confucius, “it is pride that causes error and discord among men. As with the sun, so it is with God. Each man wants to have a special God of his own, or at least a special God for his native land. Each nation wishes to confine in its own temples Him, whom the world cannot contain.”
Leo Tolstoy, What Men Live by and Other Tales

“Dictatorship of any kind, be it in politics or in matters of religion, is an anathema and plain simply is but tyranny. Your ism is yours to cherish. Dare you try to impose it upon another, then, one has all the right to make it perish. Or laugh at you, and your nanny.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

“For a spiritual being, to live and let live, should be a natural precept. It must come from within. If it does not, and one's fancied faith makes one devalue others of a differing religion, then, sorry; you know nothing about God. And you're as non-spiritual as sin.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

“و تأمل كيف قال "أرحنا بالصلاة " و لم يقل "أرحنا منها" ،كما يقوله المتكلف الكاره لها،الذي لا يصليها إلا على إغماض و تكلف ،فهو في عذاب ما دام فيها ،فإذا خرج منها وجد راحة قلبه و نفسه ،و ذلك أن قلبه ممتلئ بغيره و الصلاة قاطعة له عن أشغاله و محبوباته الدنيوية ،فهو معذب بها حتى يخرج منها و ذلك ظاهر في أحواله فيها من نقرها،و التفات قلبه الى غير ربه و ترك الطمأنينة و الخشوع فيها.”
إبن القيم الجوزية

“Don't teach a man, the name of his religion; teach a man, the value of his religion”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Giving birth to a body into the world is the duty of a woman, sending a dead body out of the world is the duty of a man”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“The Absolute Reality is that Whatsoever is, here or there, all is One. But if you say your fancied one - the racial, personal and regional god is the only one - well then, know that no such creature exists. A million and one gods are as true or false as your mind-made one.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The holiness of faith leads to eternal happiness.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The three most important words in the English language are: God, Love and Home. They are all the same thing.”
Allen Johnson Jr.

Dalai Lama XIV
“When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.”
Dalai Lama

“A religious spirit will cause us to hide who we really are to project the image of God to the world around us because we are in control and not God”
John M Sheehan

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Charity is hallmark of a christ-like character.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Faith is beyond belief.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mitta Xinindlu
“They call our ancestors demons. They insunuate that we shared our lives, meals, and dreams with demons.”
Mitta Xinindlu

“Many holy women meditated upon the crucified figure of Jesus with a love that was far more carnal than spiritual in its expression.”
Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art

“We all have a special soul, but only a few have the courage to use it.”
Antonio Disi, 10 Kilowatt

“In the months and years following my participation in the completion of Oracle of Compassion: the Living Word of Kuan Yin, I did, in accordance with the deity’s former declaration—that she would continue sending important dreams, experience many dreams and visitations from Kuan Yin. It was after completing the transcription of some of the Kuan Yin quotes that I fell into a deep slumber. Just before awakening, I dreamt of Kuan Yin standing in my living room directly in front of the marble-tiled fireplace wherein Lena Lees and I would hold prayer circles.
So real was this vision that I could hear the deity’s sweet voice explain that there is a specific meditation for connecting with the Celestial Wisdom! Witnessing Kuan Yin lie face down on the Oriental Carpet with arms outstretched over Her head, I watched as Her thumb and forefinger formed a triangle—the dhyana mudra specifically designated to Kannon called the dhyana mudra displayed by the fourth Dhyani Buddha Amitabha, also known as Amitayus Kuan Yin. It was then that Kuan Yin further explained the significance of this specific mudra; that it acts similar to a capstone on an obelisk—drawing wisdom to one who has demonstrated intention to be a teacher of wisdom.
Aware that Kuan Yin was pointed in a northward direction, I surmised this particular alignment was also a significant aspect of the meditation—that this specific positioning was most ideal for receiving answers for prayers directed to the Her.
Later in the dream, it was confirmed that each person attracts from the universe, realities that are aligned with their specific beliefs and values.”
Hope Bradford CHt, Kuan Yin Buddhism:: The Kuan Yin Parables, Visitations and Teachings

Sue Monk Kidd
“Our religion might preach love, but it was based on purity. God was holy and pure; therefore we must be holy and pure. But here was a poor mamzer saying God is love; therefore we must be love.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Book of Longings

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